Kevin Newman leading off for Pirates Tuesday
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Newman will bat leadoff and play second base in Tuesday's game against left-hander Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals.
Newman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's loss to Washington while batting sixth. This is the first time this month that Newman has been higher than sixth in the order. The Pirates' usual leadoff man, Adam Frazier, is out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, Corbin is registering a 17.6 strikeout percentage and 9.6 walk percentage this season. Newman has a $2,200 salary on Tuesday's slate and our models project him for 9.7 FanDuel points.
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